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Individual associated with MSAD #72 tested positive for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

posted Oct 6, 2020, 2:28 PM by Eric Wood   [ updated Oct 6, 2020, 10:27 PM ]
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(207) 935-2600 Ext. 1248; FAX 935-4470

Nancy Boucher RN, BSN                                                                                                            Jay Robinson

School Nurse                                                                                                       Superintendent of Schools


Dear Staff, Students and Families,

This letter is to inform you that an individual associated with MSAD #72 tested positive for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).  There is a possibility that other staff or students came in contact with this individual and therefore may be exposed to the virus.  We are informing you out of an abundance of caution.  Please monitor yourself/your student for signs and symptoms.  Call a health care provider if symptoms start.  It is important that you call a healthcare facility before you show up in person.  Stay home if you are sick.

Covid-19 is a respiratory illness that ranges from mild to severe.  It can be more severe in adults 60 years and older and in those with underlying conditions.  The virus mainly spreads when an infected person coughs or sneezes and an uninfected person breathes in the virus.  Signs and symptoms include:


Fever or chills                                                            New loss of taste or smell

Cough                                                                         Sore throat

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing         Congestion or runny nose

Fatigue                                                                        Nausea or vomiting

Muscle or body aches                                              Diarrhea


Please keep in mind that many things can cause respiratory illness, so students and staff should be up-to-date on influenza and routine vaccinations.

Maine CDC or a school representative will contact you directly if you are identified as a close contact of someone who tested positive.  Close contacts will be asked to quarantine for 14 days from last exposure to the positive individual.  A negative test result does not get an individual out of quarantine.

Maine CDC recommends prevention measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  These measures include proper handwashing with soap and warm water, which is especially important after using the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.  When soap and water is not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol.  Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands and avoid close contact with people who are sick.  Cover your cough or sneeze into a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.  Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

Questions for the school can be directed at Nancy Boucher by calling 935-2600 Ext. 1248.  For general COVID-19 questions, dial 211 (or 1-866-811-5695).  You can also text your ZIP code to 898-211 or email

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Jay Robinson

Superintendent of Schools

Eric Wood,
Oct 6, 2020, 2:28 PM
Eric Wood,
Oct 6, 2020, 2:28 PM